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    Airline News

    There seems a fair smattering of aviation types here on TD, so I thought it would be useful to have a thread where various events related to the airline industry could be posted. (Mods: if this is not the right place please feel free to move the thread).

    First off this from Stuff NZ today
    German airline Lufthansa says its pilots averted a crash at Hamburg airport after a strong gust of wind caused a plane, with 130 passengers on board, to veer dangerously on landing.

    Amateur video footage, played repeatedly on German television, showed the Airbus A320 buffeted by crosswinds and driving rain as it landed on Saturday at Fuhlsbuettel airport near the northern German port city.
    Winds were reported to have reached 250km an hour.
    The plane approached the asphalt runway at an odd angle, then swerved sharply before touching down, with one of its wings scraping the ground. The pilots averted disaster by quickly taking off again, going into a so-called go-around manoeuvre.
    "Just before landing, the plane was hit by a very strong gust of wind that led to the left wing touching the ground very briefly," said Juergen Raps, Lufthansa executive vice president of operations.
    "The pilots reacted outstandingly by inducing a go-around."
    No passengers or crew were injured and the plane, which had taken off from Munich, circled for about 10 minutes before landing safely on another runway.
    Outstanding Video is here http://video.stuff.co.nz/assets/stuf...erman_300k.asf

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    Klongmaster, I think it is a real good idea. Lets work out where the Mods decide to stick it. BTW I do not know if you have seen this website. Professional Pilots Rumour Network PPRuNe Forums - Professional Pilots Rumour Network . This a serious (well 95%) website. Cheers TP

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    Also from NZ: last years top pic featuring an Air New Zealand commuter plane on emergency landing caused by the landing gear failing to lock in place. No one was injured in this landing.


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    curious if you settled on a price for your article, klongmaster?

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    ^Obs: I sent them a price and never heard any more. Must have been more than they wanted to pay!

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    Mar. 1 - A Lufthansa plane escapes disaster during a landing attempt in stormy weather. The flight had more than 130 passengers on board when it was pummelled by crosswinds when trying to touch down at Hamburg's Fuhlsbuettel airport. The pilot scraped the Airbus A320's wing on the runway but averted disaster by aborting the landing and taking off again.

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    I always have mixed feelings when reading about how a pilot averted "disaster."
    Especially when weather is involved. In almost every case, a small voice inside my head says the pilot shouldn't have been there in the first place.

    I know weather can form almost instantly, and in those cases, good on the pilot. Safety of the passengers is the MAIN duty of any commercial pilot -- even more important than getting passengers to their destination.

    No pilot in his right mind would try landing in 150 mph winds unless he was bingo.
    Last edited by Texpat; 04-03-2008 at 12:49 PM.

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    DD: How do you embed the video onto the page and can it only be done with youtube?

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    Well, by what the video shows.....I'll add Lufthanza to Garuda, China Eastern and a few others who I will not fly with on my perception of the calibre of the pilots.

    What kind of Flight Deck SOP's exist with this company??

    I should have gone around at least 1km out by the bucketing it was recieving.
    Wind socks don't tell lies!!

    "The pilot reacted astondingly"..... LATE!!!

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    You can now post videos on the following forums.
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    To post them just copy and paste the url, no codes, no tags, just the url of the video, they can be done from any of the following video sites.


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    ^OK. That appears to be exactly what I did in the op but it's not embedded...why is that?

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    We don't have that one enabled, with youtube you also have to make sure there are less than 5 hotlinked to it, ie under the vid it tells you how many links, so if it's hot news you have to keep looking for new vids and get in there quick

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    ^okie...any chance of enabling stuff.co.nz as many of us read it and they have the news FIRST every day...

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    How does the pilot dodge these birds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster
    any chance of enabling stuff.co.nz as many of us read it
    Huh, there is like 10 million kiwis in the world and 5 of them live in thailand....

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    Try 4 million and 1 million of them live in Australia.

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    thanks, i'm flying tomorrow...

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    Where you off to KW?

    Here is a travelling present for you.


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    Sat in the departure Lounge Hanoi off to HCMC. Cheers MeMock

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    No worries TP.

    If it is any consolation that accident occurred back in 1977 and is still the deadliest crash in aviation history with 583 people dead.

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    An interesting Flight....booked on VN. Flew a Air Inter Turkish A321. Turkish Pilots and 2 Turkish Hosties guiding / supervising about 4 Vietnamese. Another Turkish "wet lease" in Asia...TP

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    ^why do you think this is happening TP: no funds for their own planes or is the wet lease just a safer deal if the economy goes tits-up?..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Huh, there is like 10 million kiwis in the world and 5 of them live in thailand....
    95 families currently registered in bangkok alone DD...

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    ^ 95 'families' or couples.... ???? could all be the same family?

    E. G.

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    No EG: 95 different families...that just means that the count is not in individuals but by the number of families currently registered here...the point being that most kiwis living here come with their wives and children....most but not all obviously...

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